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a celebration of the achievements and accomplishments of asian-americans in the state of california and our nation. >> ok'ing. -- ok. i would like to introduce our host for this evening. very well known as the first asian-american mayor in san francisco history. mayor lee championed balancing the budget to keep san francisco safe, solvents, and successful. he reformed city pensions. his focus is on economic development, job creation, and building san francisco's future. a great job, especially for helping out families. we want to keep families here. i also wanted to mention a little bit of his past. he was born in 1952 in the beacon hill neighborhood of seattle, washington. his parents immigrated to the u.s. from china and the 1930's. his father fought in world war ii and worked as a cook. he passed away when the mayor was 15. his mother was a seamstress and a waitress. mayor lee has five siblings, he graduated from college in maine, he also went to uc- berkeley law school and finished in 1978. he and his wife have two daughters. i also want to mention, prior to becoming mayor, one of the k
. but take a close look at that portrait. that's not president reagan it's california governor reagan. california might not be the party savior anymore. out here r might as well stand for "rust." only 15 will be republicans in the next congress. that's six fewer than two years ago. in sacramento where reagan cut its chops, for the first time in 150 years they don't have control of the houses. here to talk about it joe garofoli, welcome back inside "the war room," joe. >> good to be here. >> explain what a supermajority is? >> two-thirds. basically it's veto proof. they are talking about reforming prop 13, the landmark tax measure that came out 30 years ago. >> the california republican at their best is different from a national republican. >> exactly. >> at one point i look at the national republican party saying to heck with california we have texas. but if the california -- the republican party wants to build and rebrand to fit into that isn't that sort of suicide here in state? >> absolutely. romney made no appearances here. the national ticket as totally blown
milestones the api has made in the state of california and in the entire country. the caucus has a record of 42 members in the asian caucus in congress. one of their very first things we want to say is it was a young man who was the first member -- we want to make note of that. the reestablishment of the white house initiative by president obama was another accomplishment. president obama's cabinets has dr. steven chu. the very first asian-american -- as ambassador to the republic of china. we have a lot of accomplishments. it was not that accident, my friends. everyone of you know that you work hard. all these things are done on purpose. i want to let you know that we also can boast twice as many asian-americans on federal benches. those of us to understand the impact of the supreme court and what it can do or on june, we know that having asian-americans on the federal bench is a line up for appointments to the supreme court. thank you very much for this opportunity. i want to say that silicon valley is the birthplace of high-tech. silicon valley is the birthplace of norm. five
in northern california." big news today from the u.s. supreme court on gay marriage. before we get to our other topics, we'll briefly discuss that with our panelists. joining me tonight are jill tucker, "san francisco chronicle" education reporter. matthai kuruvila, also with the "san francisco chronicle." and paul rogers with "san jose mercury news." the high court announced it will review proposition 8, california's ban on same-sex marriage and the federal defense of marriage act. paul, we'll begin with you. what can we infer from this? what's the time frame? can we expect any sweeping judgments? >> well, a timeframe is the arguments are going to happen in march then we expect a decision by the end of the court session which is june 27th. it will probably go right to the very end. as for how sweeping and how big of a decision we can expect, that's sort of the $64,000 question that court watchers were already speculating about today. are we going to get a narrow ruling one way or another on either one of these two cases or is it going to be one of those once in a generation social civil
of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members of christopher stevens family, ladies and gentlemen, let me first thank chris stevens' brothers and sisters for their warm and delightful insights into what he was really like. thank you so much. that was fantastic what you did for us. christopher stevens was obviously an extraordinary human being and contributor. every year at stanford we have a group of what we call national security fellows come. they were roughly army, navy, air force, state department. a couple weeks ago we had a meeting and the first person i called on was an army colonel. i said where were you last? he said in libya. i said did y
's really not safe. for many months breathe california , as an institution working to create this ordinance that would require that a no smoking sign be posted on all street events, that several announcements be made to indicate that events are smoke free and that all promotional materials and advertising materials in events include information that the event is smoke free and in case of a violation, the director of transportation and iscad, which is kind of our coordinating agency in the city, will consider any prior violations of this ordinance on all permit applications for outdoor events requiring their review and approval. this proposed ordinance is endorsed by quite a few community organizations including the san francisco asthma task force, the tobacco free coalition, the african american tobacco control leadership council, philipino american leadership council, freedom from tobacco, girls afterschool academy and sunset russian tobacco education project and many more. i also will be introducing a couple minor amendments that i will mention kind of towards the end, but i wanted to sa
of california, most of the supervisors have a copy of the letter that we sent to mayor lee this summer which outlines a majority of our position. but i would like to highlight a few issues here today. we believe that other speakers have said that the police department fulfills the obligation to fully implement the cit program and unless and until they complete a stud yf all less lethal alternatives and complete the obligation to meet with the community members on this issue that it is entirely premature to investigate a pilot program for tasers in this city, had the department moved more quickly to implement the cit training the incident this summer may have been avoided. tasers constitute a significant level of force as we have heard today. too often, they are viewed as homeless, non-lethal devices that temporarily incompass taits that is false. when use as intended they cause pain and as we have seen across the nation they pose a risk of serious jury or death. >> as you have heard today, in particular people with mental health problem are more likely to be at high risk of death, and with t
? >> when the new california academy of sciences opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in their hands, getting
and what comes natural in working with kids and it's the only -- within the state of california the only urban american indian child development center. that couldn't have happened unless it involved the community and the staff and people that trurl cared to keep it going. >> one of the things i forgot to say there was a time when it was in danger of being closed and shirley lead the efforts to keep it open. [applause] >> oh wow thank you guys for this honor. we have been there for a long time and we were in the process of losing it for a while but the community came together and it's not about me or karen or the people being honored and it takes a community and that phrase "it takes a village to raise a child". it truly does and takes everyone of us and people in the community, our education community, our native american health center community, our crc community because once they leave us then somebody else has to pick up where we left off and carry that ball to educate the students and i see the students and it's good to see you guys and i thank you for being here and honor all of
with national geographic in california on a very interesting trip out there. he is going to tell us all about it. the discoveries of new innovations in california ol many different fronts and julie mason with poddus channel radio. you are all friends of bill. you but first: >> this is the full court press. >> other headlines making news on this monday, the two australian radio djs that will page called the hospital have broken silence since the nurse that fell for their hoax they apologized this morning for the incidents. the southern cross radio company says the prank call was cleared by company lawyers and they did not break any laws. but police are investigating. >> bill: such a sad, tragic ending. >> peter: bizarre story >> bill: a prank call. a lot of radio stations have done for years and years and years. >> all it, it was. >> joe biden was out and about. >> costco. >> no, at a football game attending the army/navy. the mid shipment defeated the black knights, 17-13, presenting the commander in chief trophy to the secretary of the navy and the superinte
on the university of california santa barbara lrdp advisory committee as well as the community advisory planning council which was the pre-city council for the city of calida that is there. i wrote the incorporation proposal for a city of 17,000 called isla vista. while at isla vista, i directly created, developed, lobbied, got funded and hired the first legal defense center which is now in operation by the university of california santa barbara and that was i don't want to say how many years ago that was. that was in 1978. and i was also on the board of directors and helped develop the very first community federal credit union in the united states which is the isla vista federal credit union out of which many have developed, including the san francisco credit union, based on geographical residence as opposed to a company membership. i also, supervisors want like this as you are all elected, i was the co-sponsor of the first legal ballot option for voting none of the above in the state of california and that was indeed adopted by the santa barbara board of supervisors and allowed by the state
on the roadways. the program is a partnership between the police the dmv and the california office of traffic safety. >> the meeting that williams has been arrested on and getting them on a felony warrant related to a police chase. police say williams was driving a 3 wheel motorcycle where she is the pullover after being spotted driving on a downtown sacramento sidewalk last month. police say williams nearly had five people with a motorcycle. >> we have a great day on tap for later on today. the weekend will be just like that. we will be right back. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ 2 colorado university students are facing multiple felony charges. campus police say the fed marijuana laced brownies to their unsuspecting classmates an
in california is convinced he will fail in school, driven in part by poverty and trauma according to results of a legislative inquiry. then they go on to say, the report's findings included broad summaries of how men and boys of color especially african-american and latino males fair in california. race matter. where you live to a large extent determines whether you're exposed to polluteants, good schools, whether you get a good job with livable wage and whether you're likely to go to jail or die relatively young according to the report. i'll close it with -- don't worry i won't read the entire thing but one of the recommendations they mention that currently about 70% of california males under age 25 or -- ethnicity other than white, yet too many of those boys of color are failing in schools and are off track to succeed in the workforce. so it's not just something that is specific to san francisco. it's obviously all of california. finally, for example by fourth grade about 60% of black and latino children score below proefficient on reading tests and by eighth grade about one in four are ch
is what the ordinance did not address outdoor cultivation. several california cities have already iran or limit growing marijuana outdoors. >> for next year, south san francisco police will keep a close eye on repeated d.u.i. offenders. is all part of a pilot program to ensure safety on the roadways. the on one of force and will target travers or really driver and influence and with suspended licenses. the program is a partnership with the police, the dmv, and california office of >> comedian pat williams-- kat williams has been arrested in dunnigan on a felony warrant related to a police chase. the california highway patrol says williams was driving a three wheel motorcycle refused pullover after being spotted driving on a downtown sacramento sidewalk last month. police said were unfairly hit by people with the motorcycle he has opposed the bill. >> that you have a look at your weather and traffic will have more when we come back. will come back the time is 7:25. >> two students are facing federal charges campus police said they fed marijuana laced brownies to their unsuspecting class
.38, but the cheapest in california is $3.42. that's in stockton. the most expensive is in bakersfield at $3.73 and the statewide average is $3.52. >>> you'll have more time to spend at extra savings. macy's will stay open for 65 hours straight the weekend before christmas. good news for shopping procrastinators. not necessarily for store employees. macy's will open at 7 a.m. friday, december 21st. it will stay open nonstop until midnight sunday. it's a trend that started on a small scale six years ago. this year the company says all 800 stores will take part. consumers are expected to spend $600 billion this holiday season. >>> it's been a brisk holiday shopping season already. it's time to ship. fed ex is gearing up for its busiest day of the year. fed ex says most of the increase in shipments is because of a big jump in online holiday orders. >>> 49ers fans attending today's game helped make the holidays happier for some kids. >> putting on a toy drive, $1 donations. toys for tots right here. everything helps the kids right here for christmas. >> the 49ers teamed up with operation dream t
that anyone would ever expect on their restaurant bill. three california women, mortified about what they say. the insult that has a driver in hot water. >>> shocked and a surprise for the city of vallejo. no one ever expected to find what was dug up after a dredging project. why it's considered a very good sign, not only for the city, but with the help of the napa river. >>> record highs here in the bay area today. good evening everybody, now we'll pinpoint the day that will be the warmest for you this week and also the wettest as we will be right back on the cw. ,,,, ((any i do's or applause or something for 03 secs) >>> same-sex couples began tieing the knot legally today in washington state. voters legalized it last month and marriage ceremonies could be performed. 140 couples registered to get married at seattle's city hall this morning. some courtrooms began performing ceremonies at midnight. washington, maine, maryland, became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. they join six other states where it is already legal. >>> president obama and house speaker john b
of paintings at the old mint in san francisco. they reflected scenes from that part of california. he took us down there and proudly showed us her work. although he traveled the world his family was always in his thoughts. california was always his home. what i will most remember about chris is how thoughtful he was and how people were drawn to him. chancellor wu wrote when chris was appointed ambassador, friends, professional acquaintances contacted me to encourage me to reach out to him. he was so well thought of. i sent a hand-written card and to my surprise he returned the correspondence with his own handwritten note. that would be very much like chris. he appreciated and enjoyed interactions with people. in fact, our friend chris highland put it very eloquently when he said, chris was the finest among us. more than his obviously charms, he was a man of substance and humility. at parties, dinners and gatherings he spent little times talking about himself and his accomplishments. only when he was forced to. instead he asked people about their lives, their views, their accomplishments. he a
america are here in lakewood lining the streets in front of her family's home. she was born in california and industry experts say the singer was on the verge of becoming a big name here in the states. >> she had just signed deal to do a comedy with abc, so, she was really poised for mainstream success. >> reporter: family friends say she never let fame go to her head. >> she gave everything and always game around. >> reporter: her mother says she is sure her daughter is now singing to the lord. in lakewood, california, theresa garcia, cbs5. former international fund leader strauss-kahn has reached a agreement with a new york city hotel mate who accused him of sexual assault. the lawsuit stems from an encounter in may of last year that forced strauss-kahn's resignation from the imf and cut off his capitolcy for the french presidency. the terms of the settlement are confidential. >>> some of san francisco's homeless and jobless may soon be carrying cell phones around town. approval by the city would provide phones nearly free of charge. we have more live with that story. the big questi
warning from the feds how this year's flu season could be especially bad. for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent. but anyone can help a foster child. >>> plain to give homeless california kwans free cell phones is one step closer to -- reality this morning. the chronicle poor and homeless residents would be issued phones so they can keep in touch with family and prospective employers. federal money would cover the cost. 36 other states have a similar plan. >>> number of san francisco apartments deemed to be nonsmoking couldz#z%h be -- coud be on the rise requiring landlords to classify apartments as smoking or nonsmoking. supporters stay landlords are mandated by law the number of noon smoking apartments will
garden here in the famous golden gate park. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all t
was carrying popular americans mexican singer jenny rivera. a vigil was held in southern california last night and the singer was at the peak of her fame. she was also a reality television star an advocate for domestic violence victims. she leaves behind five children and two grandchildren. >>> a nevada woman who survived said she asked her boy february not to -- boyfriend not to venture out for help after they became stuck. she said they should stay with the vehicle and ride out the storm together n an interview she said she knew she would never see him again and she was rescued six days after she and clifton became stranded in the remote valley. clifton's body was recovered the same day. >>> they are cracking down on repeat drunk drivers and we will be whapping for several despite having a suspended license. they often do not have insurance and they are likely to leave the scene of an accident. they risk being arrested and having their car impounded. >>> federal safety officials say although the number of traffic fatalities are at the lowest level since 1949 two other categories are up. bicy
, found it unconstitutional. and, at the state level, in california and i think the court will be modest and cautious. i think the court has learned, especially the justice john roberts court, is weary of doing what the court dade in roe vs. wade in 1973 and i don't think they will throw out arrangements in 30 states and 40 states, and they will resolve, i suspect the defense of marriage act case narrowly, only one section is actually an issue, section 3, in california they'll make a decision that might uphold the appellate court and keep it limited to california and i believe the court doesn't want to be, you know, overturning arrangements, throughout the country, something so delicate as this. they learned the lesson that that is not the right role for the supreme court. >> chris: let's talk about that. a lot of people make the comparison, to 1973. roe vs. wade. because, what is so interesting is that, public attitudes on same sex marriage changed dramatically. let's put up the map. 37 states, either by law or in their excuses, now ban same sex marriages, but, they are legal in 9 state
of the members of our board of trustees and the former governor of the state of california, pete wilson. governor. [applause] also with us tonight is our terrific congressman from houston guy really is retiring after 26 years. [applause] are scum her supervisor, foy. [applause] for the city who are patient enough to go through the book signing line, just prior to the event this evening coming in at this wonderful woman to see woman is here with us today. she's the best selling "new york times" best-selling author. it is a gentleman, please join me in welcoming calista gingrich. [applause] we have with us tonight a very special guest. i know that if i were simply to get the typical dinner circuit introduction speaker did newt gingrich, the one where you list every accomplishment. i promise you it he here all night and even newt would get bored. his list of achievements and politics is involvement of lifelong learning. his expertise in national security matters, business ventures, philanthropic endeavors, dozens of books he's written just the list goes on and on. allow me for the moment to present
now, assistant majority leader dick durbin of illinois, and california republican congressman kevin mccarthy. welcome to you both. i'll get to some of the foreign policy questions later, but i want to talk about what's been top of mind for both of you, and that is the fiscal cliff deadline that congress faces. the reality is, if you hear it from the outside, these public statements from both sides, it doesn't sound very good. here's speaker boehner and the president talking at the end of the week. >> when it comes to the fiscal cliff, this threatening of our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow walk our economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> so here's my sense, congressman mccarthy. why in the minds of republicans aren't they processing it this way? look, president, we'll give you what you want on rates. let them go up. but we have to get something in return. big cuts in
case from california that potentially raises the bigger question. now, as it comes to the supreme court, it comes in a very narrow way. the court of appeals, which agreed with the trial court, that proposition 8 striking down gay marriage in california was unconstitutional, it ruled in a very narrow way. it said california was wrong to grant the right and then take it away. you can't do that, apeeldz court said. if the supreme court upholds that ruling, it would apply only to california, but it's possible having taken the case that they could get to the bigger issue about whether any state can deny same-sex couples the right to get married. >> pete williams, thank you so much. joining me now is chad griffin, with the human rights campaign, and the organizer initially of the legal challenge to california's prop 8, banning same-sex marriage before coming to the human rights campaign to lead that. chad, first of all, there was a division in the community as to whether to take this appeal because you're risking everything now if the court and it is a conservative led court, if they overturn
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a the state average right now in california is $3.60 for a regular death of dowling. in severance is 03 $70 cents. that is down a penny from yesterday's prices. in oakland $3.58 for regular gas of a gallon--for a regular a gallon of gas. and san jose $3.67 a gallon. >> today is expected to be a record breaker for fed ex despite an economy that continues to struggle. a spokesperson with the fed ex says the new--that they are expecting a 10 percent increase over last year between thanksgiving and christmas. today 19 million packages along will go through the international network and the company points to e-commerce as the reason for the increase. the business day for ups is projected to be december 22nd. the company also reportedly credit because mars as the reason for an unexpected 6% increase in businesses. >> and look over the bay bridge toll plaza after a gorgeous weekend the sunny conditions will continue. when we come back erica will look at your forecast and traffic. stick around. something unusual has been spotted along the albany berkeley border. a chinook salmon swimming here in th
in california and a tax rate that will be 53%. killing entrepreneurs and business. what flight attendants really think about the passengers. oh, like we don't know, you treat us all like dirt on your shoe. connell: the cove petallides is back. she is talking about aig. nicole: let's talk about aig. it will be less than a sale than they had hoped. the aircraft leasing business. they are selling it to a consortium of chinese companies for $4.8 billion. the stock is down about 1.5%. aig is up the dow ones industrials have an up arrow. some of the tech stocks are really leading the way. karl icahn may be getting involved. we certainly have a lot of winners here on the dow jones industrials. take a look at mcdonald's. up 1.4%. they have been doing so well with the preface sandwiches here in the united states. connell: thank you. connell: let's go to rich@. rich: more than a billion dollars in criminal fines. the fines include more than a half billion dollars for auto parts companies and executives. those and several other smaller fines totaled more than $1.1 billion. the former director says the ong
and so many different ways the ruling could be narrow and just california. >> sure. >> stephanie: i know some people are disappointed because if they would not taken it, marriage would be legal today but i still would not have time to turn jacki schechner gay and trick her into marrying me. i'm personally happy. >> i don't think there's enough chardonnay in the world to turn -- >> stephanie: for me. >> no, for her! chardonnay and roofies. [ laughter ] >> breakfast of champions. >> stephanie: because usually to is all about me. if i had someone to be marry, i would be mad. let's give you the fun facts. i'm going to read the ones that make me feel better. >> okay. >> stephanie: is there a marriage equality dick morris? >> the paragraph that you like. >> stephanie: exactly. right. i like my -- my happy clappy. >> there has to be a dissenting view in there somewhere. >> stephanie: i didn't highlight that. >> stephanie louise miller! >> stephanie: there's lot of stuff. i know. every time i'm like whatever or
prescribing is common in california and can be fatal to patients. los angeles times reports that at least 30 patients in southern california died from drug over doses or related charges while their doctors were being vocked for ore precyberring. they are asking the legislate to report catholic county coroners to report those deaths. >>> the sonomaiot transportation authority says it only has $10 million in federal funds to spend and that $38 million in requests from various cities and counties have come. a decision on this request is expected tomorrow. >>> people using the pathway around lake elizabeth in freedom may run into problems because the warm springs experience. pedestrians will be able to access the pathway further south on stevenson boulevard and also at the pas eo parkway. >>> also it was a mild day around the bay area, but there are changes coming. ktvu meteorologist mark tamayo is next with a look at your forecast. well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. brew what yo
.35 a gallon. down five cents in the past week in california, gas is 3.63 a gallon. down nearly seven cents and the bay area, the average is 3.71 a gallon. >> just ahead we can hear heard a lot about the fiscal cliff. what does it mean for you? ahead how it could affect what you eat and what some groups are doing right now just in case. >>> plus, a dry weekend but more rain could be on the way. sandy patel is up next with the forecast. >> mike: the 49ers should be running away from teams like the dolphins but they let them hang around, and colin kaepernick does what he does bes >> ama: president barack obama and house speaker john boehner met today to discuss the impending fiscal cliff. they're trying to find a deficit cutting deal to stop a combination of tax increases and spending cut to kick in. some government agencies are making contingency plans. here's that part of the story. >> preparing for the holidays is a reminder of something else just around the kosher, a -- corner, fiscal cliff deadline that is permanent here. >> i can't imagine funding being cut. it would be tragic. >> she i
-old jennie rivera grew up in long beach, california and best known of mexican regional music. and here at fox news we knew she was battling breast cancer and speak with fox news latino about that issue a few months ago. and it's all over the web tonight, thoughts and players for rivera and crew. at this hour, a ll girl barely alive after her father was in a shootout. we've learned the suspect has died in the last little while. the rest are evaluation is southwest of porterville. police found two men and a woman murdered and they then went after the suspects and they found him by tracking his cell phone, pulling him over in a rural area, about 20 miles away from the scene of the crime. when they say he opened fire on them and he fired back. arth arthel, what's the latest? >> harris, before coming to the studio we learned he died at the regional center in fresno, he was injured in a shootout with the county sheriff's deputies and started yesterday when police got a 911 call about a shooting at an indian reservation in the san joaquin valley and the suspected shooter. according to the sheriff's
by tasers. nationwide, since 1983. and a long those, 177 people in california, who are actually the top state like this, about the taxes and we are above florida. and also need to mention to you that 41.9 percent of people killed by tasers in california were latino or hispanic decent. i have all of the names for you, do we want sanctuary to commit that atrosty, please consider it and apply political pressure on the subcommittee for tasers for the police commission, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please? >> how are you today? >> so know way, i work for the division of homelessness. and today i come to oppose against tasers and i have to maintain why i oppose against tasers. because they are killing people. the tasers are killing people and we have several number of people that be killing for the police. they be shooting for the police. and the reason why oposing and we are oposing against tasers. so i prefer to see something given, i prefer to see like a weekend create kind of level and consciousness to the police to let me how killing the people. or to feeling bette
that will be the wettest. as "eyewitness news" continues right here on cbs 5. ,, for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. this holiday get verizon's share everything plan. unlimited talk, text and shareable data... ... across your family's devices, all in one plan. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. . >>> president obama and house speaker met at the white house to discuss the pending fiscal cliff. spokesperson says the to agreed to not release details of the conversation. they say the lines of commun
whether or not whether noby will catch on like soma did for south of district neighborhood. >> california man who killed several family members is dead tonight. police say three people were killed the shooter's mother and two uncles. investigators don't know what led to the shooting. they tracked him down using a cellphone signal. they exchanged fire. his two young daughters they found in his vehicle that had been shot. his son was also injured. >> the president and house speaker met to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. they have until january 1st to extend the bush-era tax cuts. americans will see massive cuts to social spending. they didn't comment on the meeting today but other republicans are considering a raise in taxes for the wealthiest americans if it will help get a deal done. >> we have spun ourselves into a hole and we're not going to borrow money and get out of it. will i accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. >> here is what cuts could come if a deal isn't made in time. military budget would be cut by $500 billion over ten years. scho
to pull us together toward a shared goal of peace and prosperity. growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as peace corps engineer. i worked as an english teacher in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. since joining the service i spent almost my entire career in middle east and africa. one of the things that impressed me were people old enough to have lived and traveled in the united states when we had closer relations. those days are back. we had 1,700 libyans apply for fullbright grants to study in the united states this year, more than any other country in the world. we know that libya is still recovering from an intense period of conflict. there are many courageous libyans who bear the scars of that battle. we are happy we have been able to treat some of your war wounded at u.s. hospitals. we look forward to building partnerships between american and libyan hospitals to help return libya's healthcare system to the extraordinary standa
would expect them to do something more narrow, maybe like the appeals court did in california. the lower court found it was a constitutional right and appeals court said no, you can't take rights away. >> chris: basically what you're saying is if they sided with what the circuit court did in california they would say in california, it's legal, but it's not legal in any other state. this doesn't apply. >> right, they're not ruling the which -- if they ruled the way the lower court ruled, saying it's a violation much the equal protection clause, i believe that's true. i don't think the court will step out on on that issue. >> what's the possibility the court says look, congress has a law that says the federal government is keep benefits from -- in a state where -- that's banned same-sex marriage and keep partners in this case from getting an inheritance or for instance say look, you had prop 8 in california. people voted. what are the chances of going the other way and being broad ruling against it. >> they could do that. they could have a clear ruling. the complex -- there may be a muddle
. there is a sense of irony in that a man would come from california to save the forest. setting about the task of preserving the land of this canyon. in 1903, kent perchasedt purchased 60 600 acres. >> he encouraged the railroad to put in a spur line that would bring people in and he build the inn. >> they would last for years, but soon after kent purchased the land, a nearby natural disaster put it at risk. the 1906 earthquake and fire leveled most of the city. and they turned their eyes on the forest. he asked for president of the united states for help and he made an offer they couldn't refuse. >> he offered to donate the land to the federal government and this is the first time an individual had done that. >> the president acted quickly setting aside the land. he strongly urged that the new monument be named kent woods. >> he said that was not right and instead let's name this beautiful grove of coast red woods after john muir. >> of course, the president had long standing ties with john muir and agreed. so by a gift of william kent to the united states became a monument. and it was up to
as a fieldworker in california and his paternal grand forge who immigrated from japan to a big island or island of hawaii. commissioner honda's ken griffey, jr.ing activities include being a founding member of west side chinese democratic club and serving for nine years as an appointed member of california state assistance fund for enterprise business and industrial development corporation. he attend the academy of art college and san francisco community college. commissioner honda currently liveses with his family in san francisco's golden gate heights neighborhood/aka sunset. welcome and i appreciate the service that you will be providing and welcome. >> is there any other commissioner comments or questions? seeing none, is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, we'll move on to item no. 3, which is the board's consideration and possible adoption of the meeting minutes of our november 14th, 2012 meeting. >> i will move their approval and adoption. >> thank you. is there any public comment on the minutes? seeing none, i will call the roll. vice president fung? >> aye. >> comm
de california, no impidiÓ que decenas personas lleguen a la casa de la seÑora rosa, la mamÁ de jenny rivera, para unirse y darle el pesame a la familia, como tÚ lo mencionaste, en momentos se negaron hasta el Último minuto a aceptar esta triste y dolorosa realidad. >>> a mi hija. y que la recuerden. >>> despuÉs de aferrarse a la posibilidad de un milagro, informaron que sÍ viajaba en el aviÓn que se estrello en mÉxico. >>> fueron las palabras de mi hijo lupillo que alguien de la procuradurÍa, le avisÓ, era avivion donde ella viajaba. >>> el patriarca dijo que el cuerpo no fue identificado. >>> precisamente a eso va lupillo, a iden tificarlo. >>> no van a viajar, no viaja la familia? >>> no, el aviÓn se encuenen la selva, no pudieron sacar los cuerpos. >>> posteriormente viajarÍan otros miembros de la familia la repÚblica mexicana. >>> cuando saquen el aviÓn de la selva y los cuerpos. vamos a ir mi papÁ y otros hermanos. >>> desde que surgieron los rumores de la desapariciÓn del aviÓn, los hermanos y familiares comenstamon a entrar y salir de la casa de doÑa rosa, mam
in southern california, was best known for her songs in the mexican -- >> such a big shock to the family. incredible, something that most people that know my sister she was a very strong person. she fight for everything in life, a great person. >> there are reports that the learjet had mechanical problems in the past. rivera was considered a role model. in the past year she had been working to break into the u.s. market mexico's version of people magazine named her one of that nation's most powell women. >>> heaviest snow storm to hit upper midwest in the past two winters is expected to ease up today, travel remains difficult. central and southern minnesota experienced heavy know accumulations overnight officials are telling people not to travel. there have been delays and flight cancellations at minneapolis st. paul airport. much more [ unintelligible ] >>> if you happen to see the packers match-up with difficulty yesterday you saw some of that. -- match-up with detroit yesterday you saw some of that. >> aren't you glad you are in the bay area? >> i miss the snow a little. we can always
california's driver's license has been found at the crash sight. this morning her brother is heading to medical mexico to identify her remains. she had just performed a concert in monterey. >> it's a big shock to the family. for those who knew my sister. she was a strong person, fight for everything in life. >> she recently divorced esteban who once played for the oakland a's. she was named mix coe's artist of the year. >>> nelson mandela are in the hospital this morning. a statement over the weekend reported that the 94-year-old hero had been admitted to a military hospital for tests and he was comfort. mandela became south africa's first black president in 1954. >>> a 14-year-old boy was stabbed near san jose's christmas in the park over the weekend. officers getting this call just before 9:00 on saturday night. the teen was taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. witnesses say three suspects in their teens or early 20s ran from the scene and police are still looking for them. >> just here for the kids and the people that want to have a good christmas. not here for
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